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Psychiatr Pol. 2004 Nov-Dec;38(6):1011-8.

[Characteristics of the forming personality in children suffering from anorexia nervosa].

[Article in Polish]

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  • 1Kliniki Psychiatrii Rozwojowej, Zaburzeń Psychotycznych i Wieku Podeszłego AM w Gdańsku.



The evaluation of forming personality in 30 children (27 girls and 3 boys) suffering from anorexia nervosa (average age--13.5).


Anamnesis from patients and their parents, clinical observation, psychiatric investigation, psychological investigation with use of following methods: The Thematic Apperception Test, Colorful Pyramids Test, The House-The Tree-The Man Test.


After the conducted investigation and observation, the characteristics of the forming incorrect personality were observed in 80% of examined children. According to DSM IV classification, in 50%--from the cluster C, and in 30% cases--the cluster B. According to ICD-10 classification: 26.6% attributes of dependent personality, 16.6%--histrionic personality, 13.3% avoiding personality, 10%--anancastic personality, 6.7% borderline personality and 6.7% antisocial personality.


There is predominating opinion in literature, connecting restrictive type of psychical anorexia, with disorders of personality of anxiety type--the cluster C, and the figure bulimic--with personality the cluster B. Those results were confirmed with statistical significance in the conducted examinations.

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